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Public seminar organised by the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies: ‘Brexit and other challenges for Spain’ by William Chislett of the Real Instituto Elcano; chaired by Professor Sebastian Balfour; 6pm at Cowdray House, London School of Economics, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ; free. www.lse.ac.uk/collections/canadablanch

Trip to the Ebro battlefield to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro; organised by the Liverpool-based North West Trade Union International Committee. More information, including itinerary, booking onformation and cost is available here: Ebro itinerary.pdf

Talk by Simon Martinez and John Birkbeck of the Association for UK Basque Children about the children from Spain’s Basque Country who arrived in Keighley 80 years ago during the Spanish Civil War; 2pm at Keighley Local Studies Library, North Street, Keighley BD21 3SX; keighleylocalstudies@bradford.gov.uk

IBMT’s Annual Len Crome Memorial Conference, with main historians Professor Tom Buchanan and Dr Emily Mason speaking about the Aid Spain movement in Britain during the Spanish Civil War; at the Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR, 11am to 4pm; more details to follow.

Dr Javier Alcalde delivers the Annual Buchanan Lecture on ‘Transnational language and conflicting memories over the Spanish Civil War’; 4pm at University of Liverpool. More information: www.esperantoresearch.org.uk/site/lecture

Q&A CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING DISPUTE BETWEEN BECTU AND PICTUREHOUSE Screening of Juan Antonio Bardem’s 1979 film documentary ‘Seven Days in January’ (124 mins) about the 1977 Atocha Massacre, when five left-wing lawyers were murdered by neo-fascist supporters of the outgoing Francoist regime in Spain.

2017 SO Davies Memorial Lecture by actor Richard Harrington, who earlier this year In presented the BBC 2 Wales programme ‘Richard Harrington: My Grandfather's War’, in which he followed the journey his grandfather, Timothy Harrington, made to Spain in 1937 to join the International Brigades.

Screening of the Catalan film 'Uncertain Glory' (Agustí Villaronga, 2017) at 6pm on 3 October in Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill, 9 University Avenue. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with film producer and president of the Catalan Film Academy, Isona Passola. 

Screening of the documentary film ‘La Maleta Mexicana’ (The Mexican Suitcase) at 6.30pm on 3 October 2017 at King's College London, Strand Building, Room S-3.20, London WC2R 2LS. It will be followed by a Q&A session with Professor Paul Preston and film director Trisha Ziff. Jointly organised by the Cañada Blanch Centre, Instituto Cervantes, Centro de Estudios Mexicanos UNAM and King’s College London.

Public seminar organised by the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies: ‘Cinema serving the nation: Spanish feature films from 1939 to 1975’ by Gabriela Viadero (LSE postdoctoral researcher); chaired by Professor Paul Preston; 6pm at Cowdray House, London School of Economics, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ; free. 

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